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Veolia Water North America--West, LLC. Selected to Manage White River-Lake Tapps Reservoir Project

02/27/10  • Water
Pleasant Hill, Calif., Feb. 27, 2012- Veolia Water North America- West, LLC (Veolia) has been selected by the Cascade Water Alliance (Cascade) to operate and maintain the White River- Lake Tapps Reservoir Project (the Project) in Washington’s Central Puget Sound area.
 
Cascade purchased the Project from Puget Sound Energy (Puget) in 2010, following Puget's cessation of hydropower production at the Project. Cascade will initially manage the Project to enhance flows in the White River to protect and improve habitat for listed salmon species and to support recreation at Lake Tapps. Ultimately, Lake Tapps will provide long-term municipal water supply to meet the future needs of the Central Puget Sound region. Under the agreement, Veolia will provide operations, maintenance and other related services for the Project. The overall project operations are geared toward maintaining specified minimum flows in the White River and keeping Lake Tapps Reservoir's water at established target levels throughout the year.
 
“Veolia is thrilled to bring its operational expertise to the Central Puget Sound region. We look forward to meeting the region’s environmental need,” said Jim Good, executive vice president, Veolia Water North America West LLC.
 
The initial contract is a five-year agreement valued at over $5 million with two options for renewal. The transition in operations to Veolia started on January 1, 2012. Veolia assumes full operations management responsibility on April 16, 2012.

Veolia Water North America - West, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Veolia Water North America Operating Services, LLC. (Veolia Water). Veolia Water is the leading provider of comprehensive water and wastewater partnership services to municipal and industrial customers, providing services in approximately 600 North American communities. The company is part of the Veolia Environnement companies in North America, with 30,000 North American employees providing sustainable environmental solutions in water management, waste services, energy management, and passenger transportation. 

Veolia Water, the water division of Veolia Environnement, is the world leader in water and wastewater services and technological solutions. Its parent company, Veolia Environnement (NYSE: VE and Paris Euronext: VIE), is the worldwide reference in environmental services. With more than 315,000 employees, Veolia Environnement recorded annual revenues of $46 billion in 2010. Visit the company's websites atwww.veolianorthamerica.com and www.veoliawaterna.com